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Monday, 5 March 2018

Other international coverage

“Driving is a good job and I love it”: The BBC profiles a woman named Om Abdullah, who is considered Egypt’s first woman minibus driver. Om Abdullah says she took up the profession after her husband passed away and she needed a source of income to raise her children. She operates a women’s-only microbus, which she says helps to curb incidents of [redacted] harassment in public transportation (runtime 1:49).

Also worth a quick skim:

  • The Telegraph took note of the reported UN study that could show Egypt’s role in North Korean weapons sales.
  • Iran’s Financial Tribune reports on Egypt’s 11% y-o-y drop in trade deficit in January.
  • Cairo is hosting the Women’s Africa Club Championship for volleyball slated for 4 to 16 March, Nigeria’s Vanguard reports.
  • Kuwaiti Customs officers have foiled an attempt to smuggle a 1.7 m Ancient Egyptian statue hidden inside a sofa that was shipped by air, according to the Kuwaiti Times.

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